A week in security (January 7 – 13)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:45:37 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 7 to 13, including breaches, takedowns, bug fixes, and social media issues.

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This Week in Security News: Adware and Ransomware

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:23:08 +0000

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn about an adware that disguised itself as different apps and monitors mobile devices. Also, learn more about the different ransomware attacks Trend Micro has been tracking….

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The new landscape of pre-installed mobile malware: malicious code within

Credit to Author: Nathan| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 18:15:46 +0000

We are now seeing malware authors target system apps that are required for mobile devices to function properly. By injecting malicious code within these necessary apps, threat actors have reshaped the landscape of pre-installed malware for the worse.

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Q&A: Experian exec says biometrics won’t save you from mobile hacks

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 03:01:00 -0800

If you think your new iPhone’s Face ID facial recognition feature or your bank’s fancy new fingerprint scanner will guarantee privacy and block hackers from accessing sensitive personal or financial data, think again.

In the coming year, cyberattacks will zero in on biometric hacking and expose vulnerabilities in touch ID sensors, facial recognition technology and passcodes, according to a new report from credit reporting agency Experian Plc. While biometric data is considered the most secure method of authentication, it can be stolen or altered, and sensors can be manipulated, spoofed or suffer deterioration with too much use.

Even so, as much as 63% of enterprises have implemented or plan to roll out  biometric authentication systems to augment or replace less-secure passwords, Experian said in its report. The push toward biometric systems dates back to the turn of the century in the financial services industry.

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Klickbetrug mit Gewinnoptimierung: Android-Apps tarnen sich als iPhone-Programme

Credit to Author: Jörg Schindler| Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:43:41 +0000

Profitsteigerung ist eine der Maximen jedes Cyberkriminellen. Da wundert es nicht, dass die SophosLabs nun eine neue Machenschaft aufgedeckt haben, die auf der Tatsache beruht, dass Werbetreibende mehr Geld pro Klick zahlen, wenn dieser von vermeintlich wohlhabenderen iPhone- oder iPad-Besitzern kommt. Da der sogenannte Klickbetrug, bei dem kommerzielle Werbeflächen geklickt oder Klicks zur Manipulation der [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/Rj2Gjs0RSbQ” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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FakeApp discovered on Google Play Store which increases download count and rating of other applications.

Credit to Author: Rupali Parate| Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 07:16:46 +0000

Quick Heal Security Lab has spotted few FakeApps with more than 50,000+ installations on Google Play Store. These applications appear to be genuine as a PDF reader, PDF Downloader, PDF Scanner etc., but don’t have such functionality. The main purpose of these apps is to increase the download count of…

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Yes, Chromebooks can and do get infected

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:00:57 +0000

We’ve heard people say Macs don’t get viruses for years, but we know that to be false. But what about Chromebooks? They’re totally safe, right? Think again.

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All the reasons why cybercriminals want to hack your phone

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Why would a criminal want to hack your phone? Perhaps the better question may be: Why wouldn’t they? We take a look at all the reasons hackers have for breaking into your most precious device—and what you can do to stop it.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Is Fuchsia OS the end of Android?

Credit to Author: Gleb Malygin| Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:10:25 +0000

The next major Android version will be Android Q and not Android 9.1 Pie. In parallel, Google is also developing a new operating system based on its own microkernel called Fuchsia. Will this be the OS that replaces Android? Read on to find out.

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A week in security (December 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:58:31 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 10–16, including facial recognition technology, abandoned USB sticks, even more trouble at Facebook, Google bugs, and more.

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